There was no safe ice in southern Michigan, but a few anglers were getting out in open water on Lake Erie, the St. Clair River and Saginaw Bay and enjoying a pretty good walleye bite.
Wild temperature swings prevented ice fishing in most of the state. Limited ice fishing did occur briefly on lakes in some of the northcentral and northeastern counties in December but a warming trend caused conditions
Fishing pressure is light; not a lot being caught.
Overall, walleye and panfish action has been a bit off, but should improve as more lakes or areas within them become accessible.
Upper Mission offers more depth and structure than its neighbor to the south, while Lower Mission has more vegetation and shallower water. Both are known for producing crappies and bluegills, as well as plentiful and
Lake remains a pretty popular spot for anglers, notably for largemouth bass in the water that gets fairly well weed-choked in the summer.
New York anglers, both open water and hard-water hopefuls, have been dealing with a roller-coaster weather pattern – record warmth followed by a cold snap and snow. As a result, ice anglers have been stymied
Recent rains making things interesting for ice anglers here and there across the state.
Reports so-so for this time of year.